Saturday, 18 November, 2017

6 dead in Florida nursing home left with no A/C after Irma

A lake is hit by Hurricane Irma in Pembroke Pines Florida A lake is hit by Hurricane Irma in Pembroke Pines Florida
Saul Franklin | 14 September, 2017, 01:16

Officials in Hollywood said at least six people died and 115 people were evacuated from Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills, located about 20 miles north of Miami. He did not elaborate.

Paramedics were called to the nursing home at around 7:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Florida has reported 12 deaths, Alberto C. Moscoso, a spokesman for Florida Division of Emergency Management, said Tuesday evening.

"I am demanding answers", he tweeted. Florida Gov. Rick Scott has said that restoring power to hospitals and nursing homes was a priority.

The Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills lost power as Hurricane Irma struck Florida at the weekend, bringing 150mph winds and torrential downpours. "Search and rescue teams are ready to deploy."A tornado spun off by Irma was reported on the Georgia coast, and firefighters inland had to rescue several people after trees fell on their homes.A tropical storm warning was issued for the first time ever in Atlanta, and school was canceled in communities around the state".

While a nursing home has been at that location nearly 50 years, the Rehabilitation Center's name and registration are only two years old.

Separately, one person died and three others are being treated at a hospital for carbon monoxide poisoning from an electric generator in Daytona Beach, Florida, the latest such death as people across the state wait for power to be restored after the hurricane.

For many people, the life will never be same after Irma. A Tampa man died after the chainsaw he was using to remove branches kicked back and cut his carotid artery.

Mayor Barbara Sharief said three people died at the nursing home and two more passed away shortly after being taken to hospital.

The rest of the center's patients were evacuated.

Gould said the incident at Hollywood Hills emphasizes that all facilities need to have backup plans in case power is lost during storms.

Rob Gould, a spokesman for Florida Power & Light Co., said parts of the Hollywood nursing-home facility had power from the utility, but declined to comment further on the specific situation.

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An individual handling air conditioning for the facility told WPLG-TV that a fuse was damaged during Hurricane Irma, resulting in cooling issues for the past few days.

Meanwhile, in Texas, family members of residents living at a Port Arthur nursing home that was flooded during Hurricane Harvey are taking legal action against the facility. There's been a bankruptcy, a change of ownership and Medicare inspectors have given this place below-average ratings.

Earlier this week, a risky scene played out inside an assisted care facility for patients with dementia and memory impairment in Cape Coral, Florida, on the state's Gulf Coast. As of 2016, Florida had about 680 nursing homes.

"A number of people were in respiratory and other distresses", said Sanchez. The building was being evacuated. "And we're not leaving".

Florida's heat adds a perilous element to the ongoing outages.

"There's nothing we can do", Long said. "Approximately 150 facilities out of the almost 700 facilities in the state do not now have full power services restored".

Most roads have been cleared, but some still have debris in one or more lanes.

WSBTV in Atlanta reports that the death toll from Hurricane Irma reached 23 on Wednesday morning. That includes a 57-year-old man struck by a tree limb during the storm in Calhoun Falls; a 54-year-old man who died in a mobile home because of carbon monoxide poisoning while a generator was running; and a man who died in a vehicle crash in Richland County.

"It made me feel like normal", she said.

President Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, were to visit Florida to survey the damage on Thursday.

Kerting Baldwin, a spokeswoman for Memorial Healthcare System, which runs four hospitals that received the evacuees, said staff were "assessing patients and tending to the health-care needs of the residents". "A t-shirt, anything white", the office said on its Facebook page. "It's going to be tough to tell how much was the heat and how much of it was they were sick already", Mallak said.

The Miami Herald quoted Flora Mitchell, a 61-year-old who had come to search for information about her sister, a resident there for 10 years. Millions of other Floridians have also been left without electricity and air conditioning, while Florida's temperatures remain high.

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